Law Enforcement

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service law enforcement officers have a wide variety of duties and responsibilities. Officers help visitors understand and obey wildlife protection laws. They work closely with state and local government offices to enforce federal, state and refuge hunting regulations that protect migratory birds and other game species from illegal take and preserve legitimate hunting opportunities.

Law enforcement issues should be referred to refuge staff at the Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge headquarters. If during normal business hours, call headquarters at 660-442-3187, or contact the Missouri Department of Conservation "Operation Game Thief" toll-free number 1-800-393-1111, available 24 hours a day. You may also report violations to